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Lethbridge Police investigating New Year’s Eve home invasion

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Lethbridge Police have arrested two people following a home invasion on New Year’s Eve.

Officers were called to a home along Simon Fraser Boulevard on the west side late Tuesday night (Dec. 31) after reports that several people had entered a house wearing disguises and brandishing pellet guns.

LPS allege threats were made toward the occupants of the home before the suspects fired off the pellet guns into property, causing a small amount of damage. No one was injured.

The suspects then took off in nearby vehicles.The investigation later led officers to an area along 9th Avenue North where police found one vehicle and arrested a number of people. They also seized a pellet gun.

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Two 17 year old boys, who can’t be named due to their age, are facing several charges including break and enter, wearing a disguise, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Lethbridge Police say this was a targeted incident and everyone involved is known to each other. LPS say further charges could be laid as the investigation is ongoing.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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